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A special case: how Russia hopes to boost local production with investment contracts

2019-05-20T11:16:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is attempting to boost tier supplier capacity via contracts with OEMs and logistics subsidies for parts makers, but it is unclear how successful this will be

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2019-04-29T13:27:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

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Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

2019-01-25T12:56:22+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom.

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Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

2019-01-23T10:24:13+00:00By Barry Cross

Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017.

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Driving into a Russian road block?

2019-01-16T09:03:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

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Turkey forecast to build on export gains

2019-01-09T13:41:59+00:00By Barry Cross

In a statement released by Turkey’s automotive export association – the OİB – chief executive Baran Çelik estimates that the Turkish automotive industry will export cars and components worth in excess of $32 billion in 2019.

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Q&A: Florian Huettl

2019-01-07T12:08:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand

Russia increases component exports

2018-11-21T11:29:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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Chugging or changing?

2018-11-19T11:50:18+00:00By Andrew Williams

Demand for rail transport is growing faster than service providers can keep up with, according to Siegfried Jung, head of planning and steering vehicle dispatch and transport at BMW Group.

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Technology to prove key to evolution of supply chains

2018-11-13T14:20:42+00:00By Victoria Johns

The automotive industry is being reshaped by the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles but will only stay ahead of the curve in an age of greater supply chain complexity by adopting wider digitalisation as part of its routine operations, delegates at the JDA conference in Barcelona were told last ...

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Rewriting the rules

2018-11-05T12:11:23+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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Looking for the safe side in uncertain times

2018-10-31T17:00:25+00:00By Marcus Williams

In terms of the driver shortage, ECG’s president Wolfgang Göbel presented figures showing that over the next 10-15 years in Germany alone, 40% of truck drivers would be retiring, which given current trends meant a shortfall of 150,000 drivers. He also pointed out that the UK was already short by ...

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Energising the synergising

2018-10-26T17:02:49+01:00By Ian Henry

Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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Russian carmakers appeal for a stop to state aid

2018-10-24T12:49:07+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Leading carmakers in Russia have appealed to the government’s Industry and Trade Ministry to stop providing state aid to companies investing in new vehicle assembly plants in the country.

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Pressing a point

2018-10-15T10:31:14+01:00By Mike Farish, ams_mikefarish

Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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Looking to technology to tackle looming disruption

2018-10-10T15:33:56+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry in the UK is in the shadow of looming disruption brought about not just by the uncertainties of Brexit but a host of other issues that will be made more problematic if the country leaves Europe without a deal on March 29 next year. Given that the ...

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CAR says clock is ticking but no need for alarm

2018-09-26T17:06:49+01:00By Victoria Johns

Nafta re-negotiations and the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China are creating considerable uncertainty in the automotive industry, but that does not change the need to keep the supply chain international; if anything, cross-border logistics services have become even more important.

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NVD adopts Inform system for moves in Ireland

2018-09-04T11:44:10+01:00By Steve Garnsey

National Vehicle Distribution (NVD) is using a system developed by German IT specialist Inform to manage finished vehicle distribution and yard management in Ireland.

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Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

2018-08-22T14:36:37+01:00By Ian Henry

The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country.

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Cracking under sanctions

2018-08-20T10:22:58+01:00By Nick Gibbs, ams_nickgibbs

The re-imposition of sanctions by the US on Iran has dealt a hammer blow to the country’s emerging automotive industry. The threat of retaliation by the US against those whom it deems to have broken those sanctions has, once again, prompted vehicle-makers and logistics companies to pull out of the ...

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